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Popular amenities for Cincinnati vacation rentals

Stay near Cincinnati's top sights

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden374 locals recommend
Great American Ball Park273 locals recommend
Newport Aquarium290 locals recommend
Newport on the Levee135 locals recommend
Findlay Market292 locals recommend
Kenwood Towne Centre120 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Cincinnati

  • Total rentals

    2.7K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    1.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    130 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    890 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    1.4K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    155K reviews

Your guide to Cincinnati

All About Cincinnati

Ask a local what’s best about Cincinnati and they may mention their beloved baseball heroes, authentic Cincinnati chili, or goetta sausage in the bustling Over-the-Rhine (OTR) district. Or, they could suggest you delve into the city’s past along the Brewing Heritage Trail, or on one of the iconic steamer riverboats that cruise up and down the Ohio River, which runs through the city’s center.

History is also on display in Cincinnati’s thriving art and design scene. The Cincinnati Art Museum, which holds tens of thousands of artworks, dates back to 1886. The Taft Museum of Art, housed in one of the city’s oldest wooden residences, opened in 1820 and remains a National Historic Landmark. The Contemporary Art Center has supported numerous world-renowned artists early in their careers, and also offers a genre-spanning performing arts program. Walk around downtown Cincinnati and you’ll notice numerous examples of Art Deco architecture, with buildings like Union Terminal and Carew Tower defining the skyline.

Cincinnati is also home to several parks and botanical gardens, and you can head outside the city for a hike at one of the many state parks and nature reserves in the surrounding area.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cincinnati

Cincinnati experiences all four seasons with gusto. Summer brings high temperatures — and football and baseball seasons that are in full swing. Dining outside is the norm at this time of year, and the river is teeming with activity. Vacation rentals in Cincinnati are popular in the fall because of the wealth of festivals in the city, including Oktoberfest Zinzinnati at Findlay Market and the city’s many incarnations of Fall Fest with events that pop up all over town. Come in the winter and you’ll find very cold temperatures, snow, and Fountain Square turned into an ice rink. Spring brings a return to warmer temperatures, the annual beer festival, and the city’s biggest and most famous event — the opening of the baseball season.

Top things to do in Cincinnati


Markets are institutions in Cincinnati, and you can pick up handmade goods and vintage wares at various locations around town. The 30-year-old Peddler’s flea market is open daily and extends both indoors and outdoors with more than 300 stalls of bric-a-brac and second-hand treasures. Findlay Market, which dates back to the 19th century, is a collection of farm stalls selling fresh produce, homemade cakes, craft beers and spirits, and artisan foods and flowers.

Mt. Airy Forest

Around a 20-minute drive north of downtown, this pocket of wilderness and its network of short trails are easily accessible. Keep an eye out for mountain bikers and horseback riders as you explore almost 1,500 acres of park — Cincinnati’s largest — then settle down for a picnic surrounded by magnolias and lilacs. You can even fire up one of the on-site grills.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Housed inside the imposing Art Deco train station Union Terminal, which is a sight to behold in itself, the Cincinnati Museum Center takes the concept of museum-hopping to a new level. Explore the interactive, scaled-down town at the Children’s Museum, get a taste of the past at a recreated 19th-century exhibit at the History Museum, and launch an intergalactic experience in the Neil Armstrong Space Exploration Gallery at the Museum of National History and Science, all just steps from one another.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Cincinnati?

    Cincinnati has a humid continental climate. Summers can be hot, reaching up to 85°F (29°C), while winters are cold with temperatures often falling to 20°F (-6°C). The city experiences moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the year.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Cincinnati?

    Popular activities in Cincinnati involve exploring the Findlay Market for local produce, taking a stroll along the Ohio River at Smale Riverfront Park, or catching a Cincinnati Reds baseball game at the Great American Ball Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Cincinnati?

    Spring and fall, with moderate temperatures around 70°F (21°C), are frequently suggested times to visit Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Flower Show in April and the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic in September are popular local events during these seasons.

  • What are the best places to stay in Cincinnati?

    Downtown Cincinnati is often recommended for its close proximity to attractions like the Contemporary Arts Center and Fountain Square. Over-the-Rhine is also popular, known for its historic architecture and vibrant dining scene.

  • What are the best places to visit in Cincinnati?

    Frequently visited places in Cincinnati include the Cincinnati Art Museum, known for its wide-ranging collection, and the Krohn Conservatory, featuring exotic plants and butterflies. The American Sign Museum is also a unique attraction.

  • What are some hiking trails in Cincinnati?

    Popular hiking trails in Cincinnati include the California Woods Nature Preserve trails and the Miami Whitewater Forest trails. The Ault Park trails also provide a scenic hike with a variety of flora and fauna.

  • What are some family activities to do in Cincinnati?

    Families often enjoy exploring the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, which is home to a wide range of animal species. The Cincinnati Museum Center also attracts families with its immersive exhibits, and the Newport Aquarium gives a peek into life under the sea.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Cincinnati?

    Day trips from Cincinnati often involve visiting the nearby city of Dayton, known for its rich aviation history, or exploring the natural beauty of Hocking Hills State Park. The Creation Museum and Ark Encounter are also frequently suggested.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Cincinnati?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Cincinnati. From over 270 condo rentals to over 1,040 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Cincinnati?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 1,790 vacation rentals in Cincinnati featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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